Bioethics in Law & Culture Spring 2023 vol. 6 issue 2
Federal Government activity from March-April 2023
Ana Brennan, J.D.
Senate: Vertan's Affair Abortion Funding
On October 30, 2022, the DoD issued a memo explaining abortion coverage, including paying travel expenses for abortion. On February 7, 2023, Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Representative Mike Kelly (R-TX) introduced a joint-resolution, signed by 60 representatives so far.
On February 17, 2023, DoD issued guidance implementing the funding of elective abortions for military members. In response, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) will place a hold on DoD civilian nominations.
April 19, 2023, by a vote of 51-48, the U.S. Senate voted to uphold the DoD's guidance funding elective abortions for military members.